Dancing is almost always an aspect of wedding receptions. And now, more than ever, with the popularity of so many dancing competition shows, people are looking to up their dancing abilities. For some insight we spoke with Caitlin Camarda, owner of Tulle Tuxedo Wedding Dance. She tells us what dances you need to learn before your wedding. Read on for all you need to know to be the real dancing queen (or king) of your own wedding day.
TOP DANCES TO LEARN
Depending on what you like to dance to, there are several dances you can learn. “Foxtrot is the classic Frank Sinatra/Michael Bublé songs—typically played through dinner,” says Camarda. She recommends learning the Foxtrot, along with the Hustle, Swing dancing, the two-step, and Merengue. “The Hustle, Swing and Merengue is the upbeat Top 40 music played throughout the rest of the reception and Nightclub Two Step is a fun dance for slow songs instead of just rocking back and forth.”
Despite changes in the popularity of various music styles, what’s hot in different types of dances isn’t dictated by trends. No matter what, people want everyone out on the dance floor at their wedding. So the more ways you know how to dance, the better. And once you know how to dance, you can use those moves for many types of music. Camarda notes that even the best couples, and the best dancers, might feel shy about dancing with their new life partner. That’s where some of her lessons would come in handy, “Couples want to have a good time at the reception but may feel shy and unsure about how to dance—especially with each other. Learning ballroom dance is a skill they can use on the dance floor for a lifetime.”
Looking for other dance inspo for your wedding? Check out these super father-daughter dances that will surprise and put a smile on your face.
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